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Leadership: 6 Ways to Communicate Effectively

Leadership: 6 Ways to Communicate Effectively | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Communication is a marvelous thing. It is the glue that holds relationships , organization and in fact the whole world together.We share ideas, directions, goals, expectations, emotions, feelings through communication.
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Nice Managers Embrace Conflict, Too

Nice Managers Embrace Conflict, Too | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
It's OK to channel Don Corleone every once in a while.

Via Roger Francis
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donhornsby's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:55 AM

(From the article): In the short-term, it’s almost always easier to avoid conflict and come across as being a “nice” manager. But more often than not, being a little less nice might be the best thing for your people, your organization, and you.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 17, 2013 12:57 PM

"Recognize employees who question the status quo. When employees take the risk of creating a productive disruption, give them positive reinforcement. If someone pushes back or raises an uncomfortable question in a meeting, back them up rather than shut them down. If possible, use it as a teachable moment to encourage others to do the same.

Set ground rules for conflict. Since everyone struggles with conflict to some degree, develop a few standards for how your team can manage it constructively. For example in one company’s review sessions, participants need to begin with at least two positive comments before anyone is allowed to throw in a criticism. Although it feels a little awkward at times, this practice forces everyone to take a more balanced view of other people’s work, which reduces the tension and allows for more productive discussions. In another firm, every meeting ends with five minutes of what’s called a “plus/delta” critique of the meeting – with quick comments about what was good about it and what should be changed the next time. Again, this more structured practice makes it easy and acceptable to openly and constructively criticize."

 

Not everything can be structured, but the creation of a healthy environment where questions are welcome is essential.

Don Cloud's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:42 PM

Leadership is about making the right decisions for the right reasons ... and at times, conflict is the right answer.

 

For example, if someone is failing to meet expectations or standards, is the right answer to simply be nice and let it slide (avoiding confrontation) or to be honest and confront the individual to give them the opportunity to improve?

 

If someone violates trust, the values of the organization, or the ethical standards of the profession, have they not initiated the conflict?  In these cases, it is the leaders duty to confront the problem openly and transparently in order to enforce accountability.

 

To quote General Curtis LeMay, "I don't mind being called tough, because in this racket it's tough guys who lead the survivors."

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The Worried CEO

The Worried CEO | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
The CEO of the organization was sitting with his hands on his head, eyes closed, terribly upset.  As I entered his office,  he looked up with worried eyes. 
"Hey ! What is wrong ?" I was concerned. 
"I  am really worried !
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How can the productivity of the organization be improved ... the hard effects of softer issues... interesting ....

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The 5 principles of highly effective teachers: Pierre Pirard at TEDxGhent

After a high profile career as CEO, Pierre Pirard decided to redirect his focus and became a teacher. Working in Brussels' most disadvantaged neighbourhoods,...
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Leadership: Lessons from School

Leadership: Lessons from School | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
What was it about her that all of us remembered her even after 30 years ? As I thought about it, it was amazing to relate it with my corporate work.
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Leadership: The Choice

Leadership: The Choice | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, a donkey fell inside a dry well. He brayed and started crying. The farmer who owned of the donkey tried to pull him out but failed to do so. At work and in our personal lives, mud will be hauled at us.
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Leadership: 10 Commandments for managing Knowledge Workers

Leadership: 10 Commandments for managing Knowledge Workers | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
How to effectively manage Knowledge Workers
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It is all in the Mind ... Stupid !

It is all in the Mind ... Stupid ! | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
A few days back, I bumped into an old school friend of mine. 
After a few minutes of exchanging pleasantries, she asked  me “ Ananya, do you remember Divya ? “  
I said  “Of course I do.
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Five Great Ways to build Culture

Five Great Ways to build Culture | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
I perform a simple test in some of my Leadership workshops.  To the group of  leaders sitting in the room, I  ask "On the piece of  paper in front of you, write the names of two organizations where you really enjoyed working and you get just 2...
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Leadership: What is more important - process or people ?

Leadership: What is more important - process or people ? | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, in the faraway land of India, there lived two brothers named Haldi and Ram. They played studied and grew up together to be fine young men.
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4 Situations Where You should use the Power of Silence

4 Situations Where You should  use the Power of Silence | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Many great men have spoken about the Power of silence . 
These a few of my favorite ones ......
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Will They Weep when you Leave ?

Will They Weep when you Leave ? | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
It was a very unusual sight.
In the cafeteria of a big corporate house, a group of people had joined tables and were sitting in a circle. All of them had a somber look on their faces.
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Leadership: Buffalo and Geese Leadership

Leadership: Buffalo and Geese Leadership | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
While a leader is away, how does the team react ? Do they stand around waiting for instructions like the herd of buffaloes or do they distribute the responsibility amongst themselves like the Geese ?
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Recipe for successful leaders - 30 min of walking around

Recipe for successful leaders - 30 min of walking around | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
A couple of years back ,  when I had joined a great organization ,  I observed that there was one leader who was unanimously counted as the best by almost the full organization.
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Five Situations where Emails Fail

Five Situations where Emails Fail | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
We just cannot imagine our life without emails, can we ?  Even when I am on vacation or during relaxed weekends, at the end of the day,  I somehow crave to check my emails.
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Leadership: The "Echo Effect"

Leadership: The "Echo Effect" | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Remember the time when we were kids and went vacationing to a hill station or some historical place?
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10 Ways to Boost your Self-Confidence

10 Ways to Boost your Self-Confidence | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
 In my corporate experience I have seen many people with very High IQ not being able to perform and I have also seen several people with mediocre IQ do fantastically well in their lives.  The biggest determinant for this inconsistency is Self-...
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Leadership: Goodbye email of a Leader

Leadership: Goodbye email of a Leader | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
I have been struggling to write this email for the last couple of hours. I am finding it very difficult to sum up the experiences of 10 years and 2 months in a couple of lines....
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Why do we Fail ?

Why do we Fail ? | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Recently I came across a post in a leading internet site. It said : 
Why do I fail at everything I do. I cannot find anything that I am good at?I'm now in my late forties and have had a number of "careers" which I have failed at.
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Leadership: Who is Barun Biswas ?

Leadership: Who is Barun Biswas ? | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
His voice was fearlessly bold and calm. " If we cannot take care of our mothers and sisters , we do not deserve to be living in a civilized society. It is better to be dead than living in constant fear.
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Leadership: Be sure that the work will NOT be done IF .....

Leadership: Be sure that the work will NOT be done IF ..... | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
I have experienced many meetings where significant decisions were taken and there were several to-do's listed out. All of us nodded our agreement to do these, but finally it was not done .
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Leadership: Look again. Look Hard

Leadership: Look again. Look Hard | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
"Things are not always what they seem, the first appearance deceives many, the intelligence of a few perceives what has been carefully hidden"
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Leadership: 2 stories which my Granny told me

Leadership: 2 stories which my Granny told me | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
My Granny told me many tales.... These are two of them , which I find relevant in all situations in life .
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Leadership: The Three Best Practices

Leadership: The Three Best Practices | Leadership Mantra | Scoop.it
Here are the three best things which I have learnt from the best organizations that I have worked with. Want to try these in your organization ?
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